Despite speculation among social media and articles from sports media journalists, legendary quarterback Tom Brady will not be ending his retirement to play again.
"I'm certain I'm not playing again, so I've tried to make that clear and I hate to continue to profess that, cause I've already told people that lots of times," Brady said, during an interview with Sports Illustrated.
Brady, 45, was answering a question about fans and media who continue to put out scenarios that would see the future Hall of Famer return to the field.
Instead, Brady is now focused on his new role as a broadcaster for Fox Sports that is set to start in 2024 and the "opportunity ahead" with the Las Vegas Raiders, in which he recently agreed to buy a minority ownership stake in the franchise.
Brady has transitioned from player to sports executive and media personality, and is also looking forward to spending more time with his kids. Brady is also part of the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces ownership group, officially becoming so back in March.
"Just spending as much time with my kids as I can and seeing them grow up and support different things that they have going on and that's a very important job and I take them all pretty seriously" Brady added.
Brady officially announced his retirement after the 2022 season after 23 seasons and seven Super Bowl titles, three NFL MVP awards and ended his legendary career as the NFL's leader in career passing yards (89,214) and touchdown passes (649).